Transfer Your Child's Drawings

This is a re-post I wrote a while back. Its just so darn cute I had to share it again. 

Transfer your child's drawings! Just have your little ones to draw or write something really cool.

Fathers Day is just around the corner and have I got the cutest little idea. You can do this in about an hour. You will have as much fun doing this as your child did in the first place.

I give all the credit to my daughter who is now 25. She used to make cards for her dad all the time with sweet little notes and pictures in them. These pictures are from about 22 years ago. Oh my, am I getting old or what??

I took the cards, made copies of her drawings and put the originals back in their place. Then I bought some thin cotton tea towels from Target. I placed the picture under the towel and with a fine sharpie I traced it onto the towel. Remember to get thin cloths so the pictures will show thru so you can trace them.

I laugh when I read these because it looks like she wrote the pet name we call her (boo) and every name her dad been called around the house. If she were to make these today, she wouldn't have written "sweetie or honey". It would be more like butt head or something. hahaha. They are always picking on each other like that.

Well, there you have it. The sharpie ink does not wash out and you now have a cute little keepsakes the will last forever!

Update: I have washed these towels over and over for a few years now and though the ink has lightened, You can still read them clearly. Of course I will use them until they actually fall apart. That's just how I am.

This would be a great project to do for Mothers Day, Birthdays and weddings too.  Have fun making yours!


  1. Great idea! I think I will find a way to use that.

    I do love to follow a creative person. Some of it will rub off (Unlike the sharpie!) ;-)

  2. I doubt any of my old "art" remains in-tact

  3. What an adorable idea, Lisa - you are so creative!!

  4. Very clever!! Have you thought about embroidering them?

  5. This is a great idea. Thank you.

  6. What a neat idea!! Very creative! Thanks!